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EU Russian relations Zapatero's top priority

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EU Russian relations Zapatero's top priority


Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the EU’s relationship with Moscow will be his top priority during a meeting with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev.

‘‘If future security depends on one key factor, it’s the relations between Russia and the European Union,’‘ said Zapatero. Spain is due to take over the EU’s rotating presidency from 2010 and Zapatero’s comments came at a summit for global security in the Russian city of Yaroslavl. EU and Russian relations have suffered recently, partly because of January’s gas crisis and Moscow’s support for Georgia’s break-away republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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